Ferrari is formally leaping on the Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo bandwagon with its very personal fictional automobile. The retro-futuristic styling takes after the Prancing Horse’s race automobiles from the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, particularly the 330 P3 and 512 S. Envisioned as a single-seater machine with a closed cockpit, the VGT from Maranello has “75” graphics to sign three-quarters of a century for the reason that model’s first race automobile, the 1947 125 S.
The design will not be all about trying into the previous for future inspiration because the rear finish is derived from the just lately launched 499P, notably the wing and diffuser. Ferrari has developed the VGT with vented wheel arches and a newly patented aerodynamic method with two aspect channels routing entrance airflow across the cockpit and over the aspect pods.
Motivation is supplied by the identical twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine powering the 296 GTB / GTS in addition to the GT3 and 499P race automobiles. By not having to adjust to any laws, the engineers got full freedom to take the 120-degree V6 to new heights. It produces a whopping 1,030 horsepower at a screaming 9,000 rpm and 900 Newton meters (664 pound-feet) of torque at 5,500 rpm.
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Linked to an eight-speed, dual-clutch gearbox borrowed from System 1, the ICE is accompanied by three electrical motors, one mounted on the again and the opposite two powering the entrance wheels. The hybrid a part of the powertrain is nice for an additional 326 hp (240 kW) in an idea that has a mixed torque on the rear alone of 1,100 Nm (809 lb-ft). Regardless of its intricate powertrain, the Ferrari VGT is just barely heavier than a Mazda MX-5, with a dry weight of simply 1,250 kilograms (2,756 kilos) distributed 43.5 % entrance / 56.5 % rear.
Ferrari has finished the maths and says its Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo does 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in underneath two seconds and 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) in underneath 5 seconds. Flat out, the race automobile created particularly for GT7 can attain over 217 mph (350 km/h). The fabled Italian model has even launched a hypothetical lap time round its Fiorano observe of underneath 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Launched at this time in the course of the Gran Turismo World Finals in Monte Carlo Ferrari VGT will be part of Gran Turismo 7 from December 23. Nonetheless, the fictional race automobile is already featured in a viewers’ marketing campaign quiz inside the recreation. The winner could have early entry to the race automobile by getting the digital keys on December 15.
That day will coincide with a public reveal of a fullsize scale mannequin on the museum in Maranello the place it’s going to be showcased till March 2023 alongside different Ferrari distinctive tasks.